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i live in vermont and right now the riding sucks, i road late into the year but after they salt the roads who wants to cover theyre bike in that stuff,,,,where to live,,,,,ride
all year ,,,,,,mountains,,,,,work ,,,,hunt,,,,i like where i live
lived here my whole life but when i was in the navy, saw some differnt stuff california virginia and the atlantic????
i see people from all over on this thing , thought it would be a good place to ask, thanks.
 

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In the winter it always seems to be a good idea to move south.

I like where I live, but for my money Virginia would be a nice balance between having seasonal change yet not having to deal with the horrible winters we have up north. Plus you're still not far from a lot of stuff you're familiar with. The people are nice and the state is beautiful.

The biggest plus as a rider would be an extended season. I'm still riding here but I'm guessing it would be more pleasant in VA.
 

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On 2007-01-18 08:46, bcohen wrote:
Nothing like CA. It's a little cold here right now (highs in the 50"s), but you have everything you asked for.
:cool: Just do not move to Nevada PLEASE. We all ready have way to many people here in Las Vegas. Vegas
 

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I've been all over this country and VT is pretty ***** near the top of my list. I would stay there if I were you. I wish I lived in VT. I like snow though!
 

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Austin, TX is a great city, lots of good riding and night life, plenty to do outdoors. We have the Texas Hill Country which isn't really what I'd call mountains, but it's hilly with lots of curves. You can ride year round, but June through August is 100 plus, sometimes getting and staying as high as 105...
 

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Come over here mate! Cornwall in SW Englnad is great. Brilliant roads, no snow for years at a time, not much frost either in the winter now global warming has hit, 70mph speed limits on the highways, but watch out for forests of speed cameras. And good beer. What more could anyone want? Oh - and in the home of Triumph!!!! We have real dealers who know stuff (like how to maintain them!) :) You guys in the US seem to have a lot of hassle with your dealers - or maybe it's only the bad stuff that gets aired here?

The Atlantic Highway from Bude to Penzance is one of the best rides in the world at our doorstep. Go on - you know you want to!

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You've all got it VERY wrong. Come down to sunny South Africa! Ride all year! No snow, ever, unless you head up to the mountains during winter...
If you love the sea, then head to Natal coast on the Indian Ocean. Average about 28'C all year round, great fishing, diving, riding, surfing, and the mountains are bout 30min ride out...
Or if you like a nice glass of winde after a long days riding, head for the fairest cape, winter can be a touch wet and windy, but the women make up for it!
Now if you like a bit of pace and good wild life, then get to Johannesburg. This place rocks 24-7. Great riding conditions all year round and outdoor life is outstanding! Only negative = no sea... :(
I've been to Vegas, NY, Portland, SanFran, Washington and Atlanta, London, Franfurt, Milan, Dubai, Lagos, Mauritius.
I just can't imagine living anywhere else...
 

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your first question to answer is how many people are you comfortable with?
warm spots generally attract hordes of underachievers...and retirees...which means bad drivers

spots like Colorado Rockies may get snow, but it's dry air...you may get 12" overnight, but they have the equipment standing by expectantly, and by 10AM the roads are clear, dry, and the air may be 60 degrees...in 3 feet of snow.

your first move is to take a road trip and see if some spot grabs you.

South has some shady history and that didn't just disappear 'cause they passed a new law... SW has Indians sitting out in the desert really p*ssed off, also Spanish culture...you first need to look around a bit and see what the playing field is in reality...if you're English legacy acclimatized, you may like Vermont just fine after all.

I suspect Cuba's a nice motorcycle spot...but for the wind.

if you look at the Indians, they were mostly in SW/West coast, Mexico and south...everything East after Adena was woodland migrants.

California and deserts get surprisingly cold at night...east humidity holds some heat overnight.

I look for places where Haitians, killer bees, fire ants, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanos ect...shun...and it generally has the winter season you're obsessing about.

take a road trip for a reality sandwich, then find some peace within yourself.
 

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real good replies , road trip is coming in the spring already told the wife I'm going by myself , its time i aired out my brain
any way my second and last boy graduates high school this year so it isn't like it use to be , now just me and the wife .
its good to here from so many different people from around the world , dint get me wrong i love it here , its home and family but just like any body the cowboy has to get his yaya's
out every now and then and its always been inside me to
look around ,
 

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You sound about where my wife and I were a couple years ago. SWMBO and I had just gotten the last kid out of college, she had a great job opportunity and I was able to swing early retirement. Big thank you to CA money taking over the Western US, I sold out w/ nice profit and we started a new adventure in our life. Check things out on your ride, if you still need more than just recharging your batteries, start planning together and GO for it. We have done so much that had been put off during the "kid" years, no regrets, it's just become more "our" time.

Good Luck!
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Southern CA is great as you can ride pretty much all year round and it is beautiful (mountains, coast, desert)....but then again, affordable housing out here is another story. It's ridiculous to be quite honest.

I'd like to relocate to the Austin or Denver area but it's not in the cards at this time...someday though.



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On 2007-01-18 12:31, OldTownRAT wrote:
Southern CA is great as you can ride pretty much all year round and it is beautiful (mountains, coast, desert)....but then again, affordable housing out here is another story. It's ridiculous to be quite honest. ...
Southern Ca is indeed beautiful, BUT, in addition to the high cost of everything, the place is just packed with people. Until the summer of 2005 I lived only a 15 minute ride from Mulholland highway, the Rock Store, and all that supposedly great riding. However, the good riding areas like that get overrun by all the squids. Add that you have to ride the freeways and deal with the cagers to get most anywhere and the Southern Ca riding isn't all that great. (I just got a call from a friend back there that it is snowing in Malibu today, just like here in Ohio.)

I left all that behind to return to my midwest roots. Since I have been back, I have been able to ride at least once every month all year long. I pull out of my drive and in minutes I am in some of the prettiest hills, twisties, and farm country anyone could ask for.

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Utah: Miller Motorsports Park, Bonneville Salt Flats, huge tracts of public land, huge mountains, best skiing anywhere, blue ribbon trout streams, 15,000 acre OHV areas, OHV only campgrounds(I'm not kidding!). Cold in the north, warm in the south, huge reservoirs, small mtn.lakes, Alpine forests north, red slickrock canyon country south, and just enough religious fanatics to scare away rapid development. Also the most conservative state in the union- you are allowed to do what you would like to do elsewhere, but the commies won't let you. :razz:
 

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Man Vermont is great!, rode there many times. In So. Cal / Laguna Beach area the weather & Ocean are fantastic but the roads are horrific, congested beyond belief, hard to find freedom & variety anywhere, be thankful for what you got , I would rather have 3 weeks of great rides than a year of stop & go & near death experiences.
I finally understand the logic behind all those custom choppers, out here its all about high profile 30 min rides from streetlight to streetlight'
Now Malibu, Big Sur-- central coast CA-- thats the place to ride

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I actually couldn't agree with you more Raproe! :)

The only real reason I stay out here is because of family.

The freeways in socal definitely get old REAL fast (traffic, smog, road rage, inattentive drivers, etc). And, as I mentioned before, the cost of a decent home is insane.


You and I aren't the only ones feeling this way either:
http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/opinion_columnists/article/0,1375,VCS_223_5230229,00.html

However, I do appreciate what I do have: I've gotten to ride to work a few times this week and I'll be taking a ride out to the Fender museum on Sat. to meet up with some other riders. Supposed to be about 67 degrees out. Not many folks in the U.S. right now are able to ride that much due to the recent weather.

That being said, I'm planning a trip in the spring out to PA and maybe out to OH (Conneaut area). Was out there for Thanksgiving and you are right, those two lane twistys through the farmland / forest areas looked mighty tasty!



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I rode south along the east coast of Oz from Sydney to the hang gliding cliffs at Bulli one time.

Pretty hard to beat that part of the world providing you could find a decent job and convince the wife to leave her family on the other side of the planet.

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On 2007-01-18 09:54, modre wrote:
warm spots generally attract hordes of underachievers...and retirees...which means bad drivers
Sounds like Florida, another reason not to move here. Born and raised in Tampa Bay area and it's to dang crowded.
When the kid finishes college I am thinking of pulling up stakes and getting out.

Plus homeowners insurance and property taxes will bleed you dry.
 
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